6/18/08

Chocolate Pound Cake w/ Coconut Glaze

I have had a low grade, kinda under the radar headache for the last few days. It's like how my cat bats around spiders for awhile. She knocks them for a loop lets them wander away thinking that they are out of her clawless yet lethal registered-weapons-of-doom paws but then pounces on the spider again. That's my headache, knocks me for a loop, goes away but not far enough to really leave, just far enough away that I can hear it's echo of foot steps like a bad horror movie. (and some really bad writing) It's time to break out the Imitrex and a Dr. Pepper. Lovely times. So without further ado, let's announce the winners of the main course Puppet Master. (sorry guys... no links today, I honestly think my brain would explode if I even tried to do it)


Rich: shrimp & sausage jambalaya (eat write create)


Krysta: fish taco's w/ mango salsa (noble pig)


Katie: grilled chicken calzones (eat write create)... also did you notice her voter intimidation worked? Guys, she's way to smart for her own good. If you let her do that she'll try to take over the world, Pinkie. She needs a tight leash kept on her at all times.


Drew: kabobs (becoming a non-smoker)


Will: krabby patties (foodie with family) Go check Rebecca's site out. Today she has video of her kids eating homemade chocolate covered crickets!


Nancy: slow cooker sloppy joe's (foodie with family)


You're the chef night (kids cook): simon & garfunkel pasta (yummy mummy)


So you know the dealy-o... e-mail me at evilchefmom @ aol. com with your recipes or where to find them on your blog.


Alrighty then, time for a recipe. A few days ago I talked about food trinities... this doesn't fall under it because it's only a combo but there should be a special rule for chocolate and coconut. A holy exemption that the Pope would grant, maybe we could petition him? This recipe is sourced from a couple different places. I wish I could say it came from my Great Great Grandmother from South Carolina but alas it did not.


Chocolate Pound Cake w/ Coconut Glaze:


Cake:

1 1/2 cup of butter
3 cups of sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup milk


Glaze:


1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract


Beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and one egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add some dry ingredients to creamed butter mixture and alternate with the milk. Repeat until all ingredients are fully mixed together. Pour batter into a greased bundt pan and bake in a 325 degree oven for 80 minutes or until pound cake bounces back when lightly touched. Cool, then top with coconut glaze and some shredded coconut.


For the glaze...


Blend until smooth. If needed add more water a few drops at a time until desired consistency.

*tasting notes... Katie was really weary of this cake. She thought it was going to be too rich, too sweet, just way too much of everything. Wrong. It wasn't too much of anything. It wasn't overly sweet or overly rich. It was perfect. Next time for the glaze instead of regular water, I'm going to add coconut water instead just to give it a more coconut-y boost.

10 comments:

asthmagirl said...

Well, I lost one comment...

I hope that you and your muffin puppy get a chance to lay down and cuddle. I really hope you feel better.

The cake looks excellent, but I'm averting my eyes because if I make that, I'm that much closer to making cookies and I cannot give in!

Feel better Chef Lady!

noble pig said...

Yuck, I hate headaches. I'm going to have to dig out my recipe it's not on my blog...by tomorrow...I have to go to cub scout camp!

Kristin said...

I think I just had a religious moment. It is possible that I worship the pagan gods of chocolate and coconut, but don't tell my mother.

Jill said...

I know what those "lurker" headaches are like! Eat chocolate, for sure have some Dr. Pepper (my drug of choice, although I like the diet version) and whatever drugs work! Hope you feel better.

This cake looks amazing. I'm linking to this post from my blog, everyone should see this!

Jill

Grace said...

butter...check.
sugar...check.
chocolate...check check.
coconut...hallelujah check.

i could eat my weight in normal pound cake, and by adding chocolate and coconut, you've gone and pretty much guaranteed that i'll do so. :)

mindy said...

i LOVE the combination of chocolate & coconut. i'm going to the beach with girlfriends this weekend, and want to make this, but one friend is vegan! what to do?? maybe i'll cram it down her throat anyway.

White On Rice Couple said...

Congrats to the winners! But we still want to see the ECM household make some stuffed squid! That'll be on the menu when you guys come down to see us! Tell Katie she's gonna get what she asked for....eat what we eat! ;)

www.potsandpins.com said...

Sorry about the headache but you probably didn't have enough chocolate OR coconut! Eating Excedrin and chocolate always takes my headache away! I have some of the chocolate pound cake left that I made yesterday so first thing tomorrow morning I'm going to make the coconut glaze and add the extra coconut like you suggested - I might even have to do it tonight! Hope you feel better! Nan

Sarah said...

Well, you know what they say: chocolate and coconut will make a headache go away. (I think they say that; if not, now they do). Thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe, and hope you are feeling better!

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